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I really am not sure why people reacted with shock when Rob Ryan got fired. Clearly the hosts on The Fan thought his job was in jeopardy or they wouldn’t have even asked. When you look at the injuries that the Defense suffered it is possible to want to give Rob Ryan a break, or at the very least a mulligan. A deeper look shows that the hosts on the show knew there was a lot lacking on Defense.

Far too often the Defense did not get enough men on the field or had too many and drew a penalty. These things are fundamentals and Jerry was harping on fundamentals on that show. He specifically mentioned tackling. The 2012 Dallas Cowboys allowed more yards of Offense than any team in Dallas Cowboys History. They gave up 400 points. They only had 16 takeaways all year. These things simply are not good enough.

Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on the sidelines during the overtime period against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Steelers 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

I wasn’t all that thrilled with the hiring of Rob Ryan. I openly admit most of it was a preconceived bias due to the actions of his father, Buddy Ryan, when he was the Eagles Head Coach. Old school Cowboys fans will never forget the Bounty Bowl or its sequel. As such I was calling Rob “the spawn of Buddy.” But the guy grew on me. He was genuinely funny, and he backed his players and took blame. I forgot that one of my other reticent feelings on Rob was that his Defenses with the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns were not all that special. In fact, truth be told, his two years in Dallas at 8-8 are the best his teams have ever been.

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  • NY199827

    for the man to fire Rob Ryan, and hire some 72yr old defense guy from USC tells me he has no interest in improving this team! to say he wouldn’t hire Lovie smith because he might out shine Garrett tells me he has lost his mind. the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results!!!!!

  • NY199827

    Jason Garrett is not moving forward, and is not a play caller,Tony Romo is not and will never be a big game QB, he’s a paper QB HAS ALL THE STATS AND ALL THE BIG GAME CHOKES I would rather have Roger or Troy over Romo in any big game stats be dam!!

  • ‘mericas_team2013

    “Good coaches know how to use good players, and good players know how to play in a system”- Thats all that I believe most fans are asking for. Rob Ryan couldnt do it Jason Garrett doesnt do it, got a DC(not a guy I was at all interested in or happy about but hey…) now we need to turn the play calling over to someone who knows how to use Romo to his strengths.

  • BajaJohn1

    Jerry has made many questionable decisions, but firing Ryan is not one of them. Defensive players appeared loathe to tackle. On offensive, Jerry has contributed mightily in hindering Romo’s being considered for the Hall of Fame’ the reason is that while Jerry likes flashy offensive players, his offensive line is the worst in the NFL. Team strength is always on the O line offensively and the same on Defense.

  • Truth

    Wow….so he really said that….wow. The nerve, audacity, intelligence…..or rather, should I say the insanity of Jerry always on display here. We assume quite easily many of times, but to confirm by and through the horses mouth itself or himself, is outrageously self revealing.
    Jerry, Jerry….o’ where are thou? lol.